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Advanced Paramedic - Critical Care

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
West and South Yorkshire
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
To enable us to meet the future needs for our services we have invested significantly in our emergency services and have embarked on the development of a career pathway for post registration paramedics and a new operating model for specialist and advanced paramedics in both urgent/emergency and critical care. Through this programme we are now seeking two individuals who have the drive, leadership skills and clinical excellence to take on the new, exciting, and challenging role of Advanced Paramedic Critical Care.

The post holder will provide advanced and specialist clinical management and coordinate the care of patients with complex and challenging health care needs, responding to patients with acute or critical illness, serious injury or major trauma in emotive and demanding situations or environments.

The posts available are 1 x West Yorkshire and 1 x South Yorkshire. This opportunity is open to applicants qualified to an MSc or to a trainee post qualified to a PG Dip.

The post holder will be expected to work across the footprint of YAS, including EOC our HART and HEMS bases.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the people of Yorkshire and want to play a critical role in shaping the future of our emergency service, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking two qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC with the minimum 3 years post registration experience in a critical care role and with demonstrable experience working within a clinical supervisory/leadership role.

Applicants for qualified posts should meet the essential criteria for the role, already holding an MSc in advanced clinical practice (or equivalent)

We also welcome applications to trainee posts from those who meet the essential criteria for the role and hold a PGDip in advance practice (or equivalent).

In addition to providing an operational response, Advanced Paramedics Critical Care will provide direct clinical supervision to a team of Specialist Paramedics Critical Care and contribute to the clinical supervision, leadership, advice and support of the wider operational clinical team.

About us

At Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) we aspire to deliver world class care to the communities we serve. In recent years we have demonstrated a strong track record of improving patient care across all of our services despite facing increasing challenges and demands. We believe a key part of this success is our willingness to look forward, anticipate change and adapt our services to better meet the needs of our patients. Our strategy sets out our ambitious plans for the future for both patients and staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities:
    • Develop working relationships with external organisations in order to positively promote the Trust and the specialism of pre-hospital critical care.
    • Take the role of clinical lead in situations and manage the resources at your disposal, including working within the Emergency Operations Centre, managing major trauma across the region, being part of the clinical escalation procedure and mitigating risk within the 999 calls.
    • Support service development and transformation plans by leading on local implementation of changes to clinical practice and care pathways.
    • Deliver clinical learning updates and CPD to all clinical practitioners, lead on a specialist aspect of care and undertake research and development activities.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Knowledge


  • Holds a Master's Degree (MSc) Advanced Practice or Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent MSc as assessed by the Consultant Paramedic (Urgent & Emergency Care)
  • Full UK Driving licence to include C1 category. Licence must not be endorsed with more than 3 penalty points at the time of appointment.
  • Teaching and/or mentoring qualification
  • Demonstrates an understanding and application of the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors in operational and clinical environments
  • Registered Paramedic


  • Completion of other relevant clinical courses relevant to area of specialism



  • Significant post registration experience, at least 3 years working as a Specialist Paramedic (critical care)
  • 3 years' experience as a Specialist Paramedic or Advanced Practitioner
  • Demonstrable portfolio of significant relevant and recent CPD
  • Commitment to rotational working through other clinical settings


  • Experience of working in other clinical settings and as a solo responder
  • Experience of working within a supervisory role.
  • Experience or working within a remote assessment environment/setting

Skills / Competencies


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver advanced clinical skills and interventions in accordance with scope of practice for the Advanced Paramedic
  • Able to manage own workload
  • Confident to work independently and make decisions
  • Willing to lead/participate in clinical governance, review and develop policy and guidelines

Personal/ other


  • A clinical leadership style which positively develops the culture of the organisation and values all staff within
  • Ability to mentor and clinically supervise staff. A commitment to sharing knowledge and skills

Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


West and South Yorkshire

West and South Yorkshire


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